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Birmingham, Real Lace.

Birmingham, Real Lace.

Birmingham, Stephen. Real Lace. America’s Irish Rich. First Edition. London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1973. 14 x 23 cm. XIII, 322 pages including an index. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

In ‘Real Lace’ Stephen Birmingham probes the fascinating world of America’s Irish catholic rich. In this engrossing and often hilarious book we read of how some people of irish descent emerged – frequently in less than a generations time – out of poverty and into positions of both social and business prominence. This makes for a book that is more than lively entertainment. It is a fascinating and important social history.

Our price: EUR 28,-- 

Birmingham, Stephen 'Real Lace'
Birmingham, Stephen ‘Real Lace’

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